10 days in Istanbul & Islamabad Itinerary

10 days in Istanbul & Islamabad Itinerary

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10 days in Istanbul & Islamabad Itinerary

Start: Islamabad, Pakistan
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Islamabad, Pakistan
— 2 nights
End: Islamabad, Pakistan

6
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Anatolian Carpet Shop. Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Istanbul with a short trip to Delmece Yaylasi in Cinarcik, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Selale Parkuru, contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait, and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul travel route planning tool .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Islamabad to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Islamabad in November, expect nights in Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Islamabad.

Things to do in Istanbul

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Delmece Yaylasi
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad ©
The country's capital since 1963, Islamabad has the look and feel of a planned administrative city because, by and large, that's exactly what it is.
Get outdoors at Margalla Hills and Bird Aviary. Faisal Mosque and Pakistan Monument Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: hike along Trail 3, wander the streets of Saidpur Village, admire the striking features of Islamabad Stock Exchange Tower, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Centaurus Mall.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Islamabad trip maker site .

You can fly from Istanbul to Islamabad in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Pakistan Time (PKT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you will find days in Islamabad are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are little chillier (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Islamabad

Parks Nature Shopping
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Margalla Hills ©
Margalla Hills
Faisal Mosque ©
Faisal Mosque
Pakistan Monument Museum ©
Pakistan Monument Museum

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